Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Of slightly burnt toast and nostalgia.

What are you nostalgic about? Someone I know is nostalgic about the 90s Mamta Kulkarni movies. Most of my friends are nostalgic about sweet things like a particular kind of pitter-patter, the smell of freshly wet ground, a type of green, some kind of polka dots, etcetera.

Last night I got nostalgic about a sound. The sound of scraping off the burnt portion from an otherwise nice brown toast.

Toast with our morning tea is a regular feature at my parents place. It used to be like a little breakfast. And since mummy had to do all at once, make the tea, lay the tray, get the butter out of the refrigerator and toast the bread... more often then not the toasts ended up slightly burnt. My father and I would share the job of scrapping off the the burnt corners of the toasts. It was a teatime ritual we relished as the buttery toasts awaited us.

The sound made me happy last evening, though now the butter is barely there.


  1. i remember something about milk and rotis, and also something about milk and banana

  2. I get nostalgic about this particular kind of fragrance in the air on cold nights around Durga-Puja/Diwali.
    Is tough to describe as all fragrances are but I guess it comes of wild flowers which blossom around that time.

    Nice post Ritika,...

  3. Oh by the way....
    The "someone" nostalgic about the 90's Mamta Kulkarni movies would be our mutual friends....right?

  4. :) Yupe, who else but that mutual friend could have such awesome taste in movies.